Prime Minister Narendra Modi spent the last night before the last phase of the Lok Sabha elections in a cave near Kedarnath, Uttarakhand.
Rudraprayag District Magistrate Mangesh Ghildiyal said dinner would be sent for the PM to the cave which, he added, has electricity, a heater, a simple bed, mattress, a small bathing area, an attached toilet, and an electric geyser for hot water. “There’s a telephone too in the cave. And two tents have been erected at 30 m and 100 m from the cave for security reasons,” Ghildiyal said.
With intermittent rain exacerbating the cold, the temperature in Kedarnath, which is covered in snow, is expected to drop to minus 3 degrees Celsius at night.
The cave was renovated by Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam in 2018 by cutting rocks and stones and is available for tourists for Rs 990 a day. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea are also offered.